I have cardiomyopathy since 2003. I am on medication. Planning to stay alive until 85.:) Unfortunately had friends , were not that lucky ... alived 6-7 years, but we are all different ,our life style ,both: what we had before and also after diagnosed and yes … attitude .:) ….I hope you won’t be hurt by that saying : have good positive attitude .
You may want to ask your doctor or in the heart disease expert forum since this is a member's community and your question may have gotten put here because that forum is full. I think your prognosis depends on your individual circumstances and overall health and what else is wrong.
Thank you for your resposes. I do have a positive attitude and want to live along llife and see my 4 year old grandson grow to be a man. I was diagnosed on Dec 01. 2010 my ef was 40% at that time, I had an echo on tuesday and my ef is 30% so I am getting scared.
I am seeing a new cardiologist on the 4th of Feb and hope he can give me some encouragement. Thanks for your help. Nancy
oh wow we were dx with the same EF and I'm seeing a new cardiologist on Feb 4th...small world huh?
good luck on the new dr, hopefully he will yield some new answers and help for you - my CM was brushed under the rug due to other life threatening issues and I was prescribed no meds...but my EF stayed at 40% so I'm interested to see my a new dr says
Hi Nancy again! And you will see him growing up! Do not be scared! 30 still not that bad!
I had 20% seven years ago.A nurce told me I have at least 15 more years. I knew she was thinking about much less, saw on her face, she was just saying. :(..:)
But you know what? No way!! I want and will live as long as I please.:)
My EF normal now. You can do a lot!
Let us know what your cardiologist will say.
I havent seen my ....oh let me see...long time ago..:)
I feel perfect and until I do, I wont see him.:)
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